Wikipedia Contaminated By Rawat's Kool-Aid
File under: Gurubusting, Satscams and The Siddhi of PR
We told you about this a few months ago, but now London, U.K.'s The Register has chronicled the activities of Prem Rawat stooge Jossi Fresco, who just happens to be in the most inner circle of Wikipedia, charged with the task of keeping the articles fair and balanced (and not in the Fox News way.) Guess which article is not fair or balanced:
This administrator, Jossi Fresco, is a longtime student of Prem Rawat - formerly Guru Maharaj Ji - the India-born spiritual leader who styled himself as the "Perfect Master" and fostered a worldwide religious movement encouraging followers to call him "Lord of the Universe."And there's plenty of criticism of Rawat out there, just ask the ex-Premies.
Jossi Fresco openly acknowledges he's employed by an organization "related" to Prem Rawat, and according to an ex-Rawat-follower and former friend, he served on the guru's personal staff and built the guru's first web site. Nonetheless, Fresco maintains strict control over Wikipedia’s Prem Rawat article and countless related articles, keeping criticism of his guru to a bare minimum...
"All critical material was moved to an article of its own: 'Criticism of Prem Rawat," says a senior admin. "Jossi created that, with the intent that it wouldn't over-burden the main article. But then that article was merged back into the main article and basically deleted. All that critical material was pretty much all deleted, so the current article bears very little resemblance to the article of two years ago. It's shorter, and it's all positive."
There's a total of six pages of investigative reporting on this info-sham at Wikipedia by The Register. Those interested in understanding the siddhi of PR might do well to read it.